Norma Amson July 7, 1927 - April 2, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Jean Amson of Radisson Saskatchewan on April 2, 2021. Mom was born on the homestead NE,1/2 30-3-17-2 in Lake Alma on July 7, 1927 to Amanda and Melvin Thue (Ma and Pa). She was the fifth of 10 children and one of 4 girls. She was counted on by her mother to help with chores and look after her younger brothers and sisters. These are mom's own words: as the oldest girl in the family I was taught to accept responsibilities very early in life. I learned to bake big batches of bread when I was 12 years old. I also cared for my brothers and sisters after school-carrying them on my hips, diapering them, and reading stories to them. I worked for my room in board at Frank Bolton's in Radville and attended Radville High School. At 18, just out of high school there was a shortage of teachers, so in July 1945, I went to normal school in Moose Jaw for 6 weeks and was teaching in September 1945 at little Glenn Curren school 25 miles from home. The next summer after taking 8 more weeks of normal school, I was credited with 2 years of training. I loved teaching and taught in various schools during those 20 years: Glenn Curren, Van Allstine, Lake Alma, Riceton, Grand Coulee, Haultain School in Regina, Middle Valley, Radville and finally Radisson. I came to Radisson in 1956 to teach at the school and it was there in Radisson where I met Jim Amson. We fell in the love and were married on February 20, 1957. Our first son Bradley was born on August 13, 1958 and this was closely followed by our second son, Blake born on July 30, 1960. I taught at the Radisson School for many years and Jim and the boy's ran a Feedlot and worked on farm land that we purchased over the years. My younger sister Myrtle married Jims brother Jack and we had a very good life and enjoyed all the people in Radisson and the surrounding areas. Mom was known as a fixture in the Radisson community being very active in the annual agricultural fair and always having a garden and flowers in her yard and house. She enjoyed feeding her birds in the wintertime and enjoyed bicycling until the age of 90. She was also a wonderful baker, quilter and crocheter. Mom had great faith in God. Her friends in her faith community were very dear to her and all her life, she was a faithful servant of God. It was her family, friends, community and faith that gave her great comfort and joy in life. She is predeceased by her husband James (September 15, 1996); her son Blake (May 9, 2015); and eight siblings including sister Myrtle Amson of Radisson on April 4, 2019. She is survived by her son Bradley (Kathi) and grandchildren - Meghan (Kevin), Caitlin (Derek),Kerry (Andy), Laura (Neil), Haley (Nicholas),Victoria(David) and Leah. She is survived by Donna Neufeldt (Blake) and grandchildren Janelle and James. She had seven great grandchildren Melody, Sophia, Eleanor, Maria, Freyja, Weston and Brooklyn and one more expected. Survived also by sister Donna (Don) Dolgopole. Mom we are going to miss you dearly. It will not be the same without you. Your wisdom, independence, kindness, genuine interest and love in your fellow man is manifested in those you came after you. We take inspiration from your life. The family would like to thank the nurses and physicians that have helped mom these last couple years. Dr. Lois Stewart, and Dr. Suzanne Harriman most recently. Thanks to special friends Phyllis Blakeny and Susan Penner. Memorial donations to the First Responders in Radisson are graciously accepted. Box 286, Radisson, SK S0K 3L0. An invitation only Funeral took place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm. To leave condolences and watch the live stream, please visit Norma's obituary at www.dalmenyfuneralhome.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to Dalmeny Funeral Home 306-254-2022.